Canadian Security Outlines Cybersecurity Checklist with Tips to Prevent Hacks, Security Breach and Cyberattacks

December 6, 2019

Hikvision on Cyberattacks, Backdoor Exploits, and Hacks

Canadian Security magazine provides an extensive cybersecurity checklist with tips to prevent hacks, security breach and cyberattacks in this article, “Your cybersecurity checklist: Best practices to implement.”

“While no company or individual can be 100 percent protected from cybersecurity threats, you can implement security best practices within a cybersecurity audit checklist, which can significantly reduce the risk of you becoming a victim of hackers or employee mishap,” said the article.

Tips from the article include:

  • Update your operating system by enabling automatic updates.
  • Create a complex password with a minimum of eight characters, and mix it up—include “a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.”
  • Educate employees on cyberattacks such as phishing and ransomware.
  • Provide email awareness training so personnel won’t click on suspicious links or attachments. “If there are any questions about a link in an email, it is better to go to the website directly by typing the address into a browser than to risk clicking on the link,” said the article.

For additional insights, read the entire article at this link.

Check out this Hikvision blog for more about cyberattacks, backdoor exploits, and hacks: “Threat Actors Find Backdoor Way to Hack Passwords Using Sound of Keyboard Typing.”


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